Engagement Programs Manager

Seattle Children's Theatre / Seattle, WA



Position Summary:

The Engagement Programs Manager supports the vision of- and manages the day-to-day operations for- SCT’s Engagement programming. The Program Manager supports community and artistic collaborations; develops curriculum; supports our Teaching Artist Faculty; takes shared responsibility in full staff activities like all staff-meetings, antiracism efforts, engagement with the board of trustees, and promoting a healthy departmental and organizational culture.

About SCT:

Since its inception in 1975, the Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT), has served more than 4 million children through professional theatre and arts education in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Seattle Children’s Theatre Mission Statement: To provide children of all ages with access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education. We are at a key evolutionary moment in our history, and are looking to collaborate with people who are attracted by the opportunity to contribute to the future of theatre for young audiences. At SCT we value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory, comprehensive list. If you meet some of the experience and desired qualifications, and you share SCT’s values and support our mission, we encourage you to apply. As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we are invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the artistic and education team in conceptualizing, developing and executing community engagement wraparound programming.
  • Supports and stewards community relationships through authentic partnerships via a cultural awareness lens.
  • Communicates, books, and assigns Teaching Artists for all engagement programs.
  • Reports project evaluations, statistics and feedback on engagement programming.
  • Oversees engagement program content.
  • Attends programing in the field.
  • Manages engagement program budget; supervises budgetary tracking and reporting, including results and forecasting.
  • Mentors and guides interns, apprentices, and fellows via professional development and hands-on experience.
  • Works closely with Drama School Operations Manager and School Programs and Partnerships Manager to oversee, asses and book teaching artists.
  • Communicates all faculty updates through our weekly round-up during the school year.
  • Oversees between 20-40 annual evaluations and performance reviews with the Director and Program Managers.
  • Provides support to teaching artists through resources, materials and professional development.
  • Develops, assess, revises and evaluates curriculum through an inclusive lens.
  • Represent SCT as an ambassador in the community.
  • Engage teaching skills within programming when needed.
  • Engage in professional development within the organization and community.
  • Attend staff and departmental meetings.
  • Collaborate with external department staff, including development and marketing departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years in theatre education and/or theatre engagement field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of community engagement work as it pertains to arts and culture.
  • Ability to teach and develop curriculum for students ages 3.5 – 18.
  • Spreadsheet and database experience; Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and management skills.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, and patient with customer service skills.
  • Must be an independent thinker and doer while being a collaborative, effective team player.
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks concurrently and provide follow through.
  • Commitment to social justice work and interest in public health.
  • Experience with Tessitura Network is a plus.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • SCT is a fast paced, non-profit environment.
  • Dog-friendly workplace and can support service animals in-space.
  • Studio and classroom spaces are accessed via stairways;
  • Elevators are available.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Clearances/background checks will be conducted including with King County Adult and Juvenile Detention Facilities.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required; verification needed upon program acceptance. As we continue to monitor King County’s health and safety standards for COVID-19 the Education and Engagement Department, will modify and adapt summer programming to keep staff and students healthy. Any changes will be communicated accordingly.

Salary & Schedule:

  • This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position. The salary range is $28.48 – $28.48 per hour. Washington law requires us to list a “salary range”. To strengthen structural pay equity, SCT practices negotiation-free pay processes with all current and potential staff members. Positions are graded in accordance with the scope and range of “Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Qualifications” listed in the job description. Salaries for grade levels are determined by market via 3rd party compensation study.
  • Consistent schedule of 40 hours per week. Dependent on programming calendar, this position will primarily work onsite at SCT from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Some weekend and evening hours dependent on program/event schedule.
  • Position start in December 2023.


Regular Full-Time employees receive employer paid premiums on these insurance plans:

  • Health Insurance through Kaiser Permanente, Dental Insurance through Delta Dental, and Vision insurance through VSP.
  • Regular Full-time employees are eligible for paid holiday benefits.
  • Regular, Full-time employees start accruing 80 hours of Vacation-Time annually and add 16 hours, every 2 years, up to a maximum of 160 hours annually.
  • Regular, Full-time employees accrue 96 hours (12 days) of sick-time per year at the rate of 3.692 hours per pay period.
  • Employees begin accruing PTO on their first day of employment. Accrued hours are available for use after three (3) months of continuous employment.
  • Regular, Full-Time employees are able to carry up to 180 hours of Sick-Time into the next fiscal year.
  • Seattle Children’s Theatre offers employees the opportunity to participate in 403(b) plan in order to save a portion of their earnings on a pre-tax basis.
  • Seattle Children’s Theatre employees may enroll in a Flexible Spending Account to save on a pre-tax basis for both health and dependent care expenses to the extent currently permitted by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Seattle Children’s Theatre offers employees the option of purchasing an array of additional insurance coverage through AFLAC.
  • SCT offers discount parking through Seattle Center.
  • SCT offers discounted public transportation enrollment through ORCA Passport.

Application closes: Nov 12, 2023

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